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Over 30% of the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany is covered in woodland, which means that Germany contains the largest forested area in Europe. German forests have been sustainably managed for over 300 years. Legislation ensures that only so many trees are harvested every year as are grown again. It is a way to secure the raw material base for the German sawmilling industry for future generations. This is just one example of the concept of sustainability created by German forestry and meanwhile adopted by many sections of the economy all over the world.

German wood – a secure and sustainable raw material base

Every year, 120 million m³ of biomass is newly grown in Germany, which, in the case of many types of wood, is by no means used to the full extent. A historical forest heritage and modern sustainable forestry ensure that the woodland
is managed in accordance with ecological principles and with due regard to biodiversity.

We currently have approximately 3.4 billion m³ of wood in reserve in our woodland. As a consequence, the woodland does not only provide a secure raw material base but, at the same time, such forestation also significantly reduces
CO2 emissions – an active contribution to the protection of the climate!


The fir (botanical name abies alba) ranks amongst the most impressive and most beautiful trees in the German forest (about 2% of German woodland). Growth areas are concentrated in Southern Germany. Particularly famous for its firs is the Black Forest, while the fir in general is celebrated as the ‘Christmas tree’.

The wood of the fir tree is very similar to that of the spruce. Often, sawn timber is also marketed as a mixed assortment of spruce/fir in those areas of application where spruce is also used. As the fir tree does not feature any resin ducts, it has also been possible to use it for special applications; fir timber is also preferred for earthworks and hydraulic engineering.

Here you can find sawn timber of Fir